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Good Bible Study Tools

1. Bible dictionaries (Vines; Zodhiates; Word Study of the NT & OT)

2. Bible encyclopedias (Ungers; International Student Bible Encyclopedia)

3. Strong’s Concordance

4. Englishman’s Concordance

5. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

6. Naves Topical Bible / New Topical Textbook

7. Greek and Hebrew word study books
a. The NT is written in Greek so you need a Greek NT dictionary.
• Vines (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
• Zodhiates (Word Publishers)
• The Word Study NT (and concordance – Tyndale)
• Theological Dictionary of the NT (Kittle) (Erdmans)

b. The OT is written primarily in Hebrew so you might want to get a Hebrew OT dictionary.
• Theological Wordbook of the OT (Moody Press)
• Gesenius (Baker Book House)

8. Commentaries (on the whole Bible)
a. Bible Knowledge Commentary (Walvoord and Zuck – Victor Books)
b. Believer’s Bible Commentary (Wm. McDonald – Thomas Nelson Publishers)
c. Word Studies in the Greek New Testament (Kenneth Wuest – Erdmans)
d. Harry Ironside series (commentaries on individual books of the Bible)

9. Bible software: There are a good number of FREE or nearly free software packages available:
• E-sword
• Bible Explorer
• Online Bible
• Power Bible ($20.00 for two copies)
• Logos is perhaps the best… but it is relatively expensive.
» They start at $150.00 and goes up to $1500.00.
» You can add on books, commentaries, later piecemeal.

10. Internet websites: (The following web sites have much good information, but we cannot endorse everything on these sites. Read with discernment.)
a. middletownbiblechurch.org 
b. stempublishing.com
c. preceptaustin.org
d. bible.org
e. Biblical Discernment Ministries

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